I needed a way to easily mount 2 GoPro cameras to video snow blowing action by the Kubota tractor (before the snow melted). I wanted one camera on the tractor and the other on the  car parked in the snowed-in driveway.  

Luckily I saved the packaging materials that came with the GoPro cameras - and the packaging  happens to include a square plastic base with an integral GoPro base mount - perhaps something that's meant to be thrown away.

I ended up securing two neodymium magnets to the plastic base so that I can quickly mount and unmount the cameras to any magnetic surface.

It took just a short time to make the magnetic bases and they now are an important part of my GoPro camera gear.

The included video shows the snow blowing action that I captured with the help of my GoPro magnetic camera mounts.

Step 1: Attaching Magnets to the Plastic Base

Epoxy will likely hold the magnetics to the plastic base securely enough but I happened to have some steel "magnet cups" on hand that attach with flat head screws. For this project I used wood screws but flat head machine screws and nuts would be a better alternative. 
<p>So simple but effective!!</p>
<p>They are very handy - lately I've used them on my truck to video my wind turbine that I have mounted in the truck box. I hope to do an instructable on that project later.</p>
<p>SO GOOD! AND CLEVER! Thanks for sharing your project.</p>
<p>Thanks! Sorry for delay in answering but had trouble responding to comments.</p>
<p>Now if something can be made with the clear open-ended box. Hint...hint. ;-) </p>
<p>I kept that piece of plastic in case there was something that I can do with it and you gave me the solution. Thanks for the 'ible. <br>I suggest you glue a piece of thin sheet of soft material like rubber, felt, fabric, etc to the magnets to avoid scratches on car's painted surface. </p>
<p>Oh I just saw your last sentence. You are already addressing the surface issue. Cheers. </p>

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